Star Words for the New Year
Last week we remembered the star that led the magi to Jesus, we passed out pieces of paper cut into star shapes with a printed word. Instead of making a resolution that we’ll feel guilty about a week later, let’s take a star word as a gift and keep our eyes open, so that we will see God in unexpected ways and places.
They will be on the tables at both doors to the sanctuary. If you did not receive on last week, please take one today.
Summer Youth Mission Trip
The Youth Group is in the pre-planning stages of their mission trip to McDowell County West Virginia. There is information regarding the trip on the table in the Gathering Area hallway. If you are interested in going on the trip, want to be a chaperone or need additional information, please contact Chris Prichard at 606-207-1055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor Molly and Chris Prichard’s New Email Addresses
Pastor Molly’s new email address is: email@example.com. Chris Prichard’s new email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed for Youth and Kids Meals
We are looking for folks to help provide meals in February. If you wish to volunteer please sign up on the bulletin board at church or contact Chris Prichard.
Honoring Our Minister and Staff
It is a tradition here at FCC to honor our minister and staff with a monetary gift during Christmas as a way of saying thank you and showing our appreciation for their leadership and service to the church and congregation throughout the year. For 2018 we will do this during the service on December 16th. They have been busy all year working with committees and those in roles of leadership to develop programs and activities that enhance the worship experience here at First Christian Church. You can participate by placing your gift for them in an envelope marked STAFF and drop it in the offering plate or by the church office before December 11th.
Advent Devotionals are available at both doors. Please take one home with you to guide you through the Advent season. One per family, please.
Volunteers Needed for Youth and Kids Meals
We are looking for folks to help provide a meal on December 12th. If you wish to volunteer, please sign up on the bulletin board at church or contact Chris Prichard.
If you would like to have a poinsettia in the sanctuary on December 16-23 in memory or honor of someone, please complete the form, which is available at both doors, and place it, along with your payment, in the offering plate. All names will be listed in the bulletin on December 16th. The deadline for orders and information is Monday, December 10th. The poinsettias will be purchased from Pemberton & Sons Greenhouse, Lexington, and the cost is $12.50 each. Any poinsettias left after December 24th will be donated. Only the poinsettias purchased through the church will be displayed in the sanctuary.
What Do We Bring to the Table?
Next week the Stewardship committee will begin the pledge drive campaign “What Do We Bring to the Table?” on Sunday, September 16th. Pledge cards are available in the Gathering Area hallway. Pledge Commitment Sunday will be September 30th.
2019 Budget Planning
The Stewardship committee would like all proposed expenses for the budget to be submitted to the office by Sunday, September 16th. If you have questions, please contact Lee Thomas.
Youth and Kids Groups Resume
The Youth and Kids Groups will begin meeting again on Wednesday nights starting at August 8th. the Kids’ Group (grades K through 5) meets from 5:30-6:30 pm and the Youth Group (grades 6 through 12) meets from 7:00-8:00. The meal for both Kids and Youth is at 6:30 pm.
Choir Rehearsal Resumes
Choir rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, August 22nd and will continue on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm.
Volunteers Needed for Youth and Kids Meals
There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the Gathering Area hallway for those interested in providing the meal for the Kids and Youth Groups on Wednesday nights.
No CWW July 29th & August 5th
Children Worship and Wonder will not meet on Sundays, July 29th and August 5th. Children ages 4 through 2nd grade will remain in the sanctuary for the service. There are totes for the children in the narthex containing activities. This time is being used to plan and prepare for CWW for the upcoming year. July 29th, Jean Hall will lead interested children in singing and crafts in the Fellowship Hall.
No Cabinet Meeting in July
The Cabinet will not meet in July.
Please remember to return your headsets to the baskets located in the narthex or back hallway. You may provide your own headphones, but the headset should remain in the church.
Adult Sunday School Class
The Lectionary Based Adult Sunday School class, led by Reggie Gentry, will resume on Sunday, August 5th at 9:30 a.m. The Chapel Class will continue meeting throughout the summer.
No Youth Group for Summer
The Youth and Kids Groups will not meet over summer vacations. Please stay on the look out for extra events to keep the kids connected with each other and FCC!
Sound System Volunteers Needed
If you have experience operating a sound system and would like to volunteer to operate the sound system in the sanctuary during the worship service, please contact Phil Logsdon at email@example.com.
FCC would like to thank everyone who helped clean and update the nursery. Please stop by and see the new look. If you have something you purchased for the nursery, please remember to bring it in.
Snacks Needed for The Gathering Place for Women and Children and Elizabeth Village
Over the summer, we will have a picnic basket in the narthex for you to place contributions for snacks for the children who live or visit at our neighbor, Elizabeth Village. We are asking for such things as granola bars, yogurt cups, apples and raisins.
For the new hearing devices now available at both Sanctuary doors and purchased from the memorials to Marie Jones; a big thank you goes to Phil Logsdon who researched, ordered and installed the system.
Pastor Molly’s Vacation Schedule
Leon and Pastor Molly will be on vacation May 21stthrough June 4th. In an emergency, please contact the elder of the week:
May 27th– June 2nd: Cam Culbertson at 859-797-4791
June 3rd– 4th: Bob Culbertson at 502-370-7661.
The gifts totaling $1,180.00 for Blanket Sunday and Church World Services, DWF I and II thank you!
April “Shower” to Update the Nursery
April Showers Bring May Flowers! Well, in our case, we’re excited to tell you about an April Shower we are having to update our nursery and toddler rooms. These rooms are used by our youngest church family members and definitely need some attention. And, we’d like your help. On Sunday April 8th, the work group will be handing out cards with items that are needed. Extra cards will also be on the bulletin board for anyone who didn’t get one (or two). We ask that you bring your items back anytime during April. We hope to have everything completed in early May. In the meantime, if anyone has a crib in good shape that meets current safety standards or a changing table that you’d like to donate, please call Barb Southworth at 502-542-9309. Many thanks to our work group; Marcia Wallace, Shira Birdwhistle, Lauren Rogers, Laura McDonald, Christy Messick, Carly Dickinson, and Alison Fisher, the Property Committee, and many thanks to our congregation in advance for helping our little folks grow in our church.
Kroger Rewards Code
You can support FCC through your Kroger Rewards. Just enter code 10728 on your rewards account.
Registration forms for Camp Wakon’Da-Ho are now available to anyone who would like to register their child for summer camp. The camps run from June 1st through September 2nd. FCC will pay for one-half of the cost of the camp for each child who participates. Please contact Chris Prichard for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADD-Lent Challenges Available
ADD-Lent Challenges are now available in the gathering area and front of the church, and by clicking here.
Camp Wakon’Da-Ho Event and Fee Schedule
Click here to see the camps available, dates of the camps, more information and the fee schedule. If you are interested in your child attending camp, please contact Chris Prichard at email@example.com or download the registration form here. FCC will pay half of the cost of the camp for each child who attends. Please have all forms and fees in by April 30th.
New Volunteer Opportunities
The Immigrant Initiative in Scott County is looking for volunteers to drive people to Louisville and Lexington (often for an ICE meeting during the week during work hours). These are folks without transportation and very, very limited resources, so paying an Uber driver to get to one of these meetings can be prohibitive. The Initiative reimburses volunteers 50 cents per mile. If you are interested contact Bruce Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluegrass Hospice Care will be offering a volunteer training course to anyone interested in volunteering on Monday, February 26th at 5:30 pm at the Scott County Public Library. There is no cost or obligation to become a volunteer for anyone taking the class, but Registration is required. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kelly Kendall at email@example.com.